CVA and Its Treatment at the H.C. Frick Community Hospital, with Various Case Studies
Hartman, Charlene (Charlie)
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The purpose of this paper is to try to reconstruct my experience of three months work at the Henry Clay Frick Community Hospital in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. I have dealt in this paper mainly with CVA victims, because they are really adult hemiplegics, somewhat similar in their actions and abilities to children suffering from cerebral palsy. And it is in the area of cerebral palsy that most of my interest in physical therapy lies. This paper attempts to describe the disorder, CVA, and give practical applications of how it affects people, by the use of case studies. There are also other case studies included that are unrelated to the CVA. These are to show with what other types of patients a physical therapist works.